With so many animals being affected by the fires in Australia, a group of Canadians is stepping up to help all the creatures they can. The group of volunteers from all across the country will be heading down under and plan to do their part when they get there. These Canadians in Australia will rescue animals from the flames and help care for them.\nThe movement was started by Brad Pattison of Kelowna, B.C. As the fires continue to rage, he was spurred into action at the thought of animals suffering.\nHe organized a team of Canadians to go and help those that are being affected by the blazes.\nPattison and other volunteers from Alberta and Ontario will fly to Oceanic country and work with local wildlife rescue agencies to not only treat animals that have already been rescued but also go and take more creatures out of danger.\n"We want to be the ones who help that little soul," Pattison told The Canadian Press.\nThe team has been raising money for medical supplies to bring with them.\nOnce they arrive in Melbourne, the group of volunteers will go to Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary to help multiple different species that need care.\nThe hope is to then move to different areas where animals need help and get them out of the danger zone.\nView this post on Instagram Denny the koala was sent to us from another hospital that has been overwhelmed with bushfire victims. 🐨 In addition to being affected by the fires, he unfortunately also had chlamydia, a disease rapidly affecting the koala population. He’s currently receiving treatment in our intensive care unit, under 24 hour supervision. While the fires aren’t currently in our area, we’re treating a huge amount of animals from interstate. Thank you to our #WildlifeWarriors around the world for your support! 💚 A post shared by AustraliaZoo Wildlife Warriors (@wildlifewarriorsworldwide) on Jan 5, 2020 at 5:53pm PST\nThis isn't the first rescue mission for Pattison. The dog trainer, has previously led animal rescue teams in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, in Haiti after an earthquake in 2010 and in Calgary after flooding in 2013.\nHe believes that in Australia, a majority of animals will have serious burns and the team will have to decide what's best for the animals.\n"Does it need to be euthanized? Does it have a second chance at life? These are the questions and turmoil that we'll be going through," Pattison said.\nChris Dickman, a professor at with the University of Sydney's faculty of science, estimated on January 8 that in the state of New South Wales, more than 800 million animals have been killed in the fires and more than one billion have been impacted nationally.\nView this post on Instagram Harrowing photos emerge as nearly a third of SA's Kangaroo Island burns. A second emergency warning has been issued for Parndana, with Vivonne Bay on the southern coast also under threat. The CFS has warned the fires are incredibly fast-moving and urges residents to heed the warnings in place to evacuate. Photo credit: AAP, 7NEWS. #SAbushfires #KIfires #7NEWS A post shared by 7NEWS Australia (@7newsaustralia) on Jan 8, 2020 at 11:04pm PST\nThis group of volunteers is the latest in a long line of Canadians who have gone to Australia to help.\nA team of fire specialists from Canada even got cheers and applause when they arrived at an airport in Sydney to help with the fires.\nLocally, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh used his platform to raise awareness about the fires in an emotional Instagram post in which he said it's "painful" to see all the devastation.\nKelli Boogemans, one of the volunteers with the team preparing to head out said "it's not going to be easy. But we so strongly feel that it's something we need to do and if we can save a handful of animals it was worth it."\nThe team plans to be in Australia for four weeks.